->''"Where's your kid now, sheriff?"''
-->-- '''Lotso''', ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3''

A StockPhrase said by the villain when he has a character at his mercy, "Where Is Your X Now?" Usually done in an attempt to crush said character's [[HeroicBSOD spirit]]. Whether or not this works depends on the amount of [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism cynicism]] of the work in question.

In less cynical stories, X in question will ultimately show up and save the day [[note]] usually at the [[JustInTime last possible moment]] [[/note]]. It could come in the form of DivineIntervention, or a BigDamnHeroes moment. The point is the villain is proven wrong, and the character's faith in X was rewarded by rescue.

In more cynical works, the villain is ultimately proven correct. The character believes X is coming to save them in their DarkestHour. They wait, and wait for X to come rescue them. Nothing will break their [[HeroicSpirit spirit]]. Suddenly, out of nowhere, [[HopeSpot X has arrived for them]]... But wait! No... It's just the villain [[EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor playing a cruel joke]] on them. The truth is X ''isn't'' coming. The character is completely alone. The villain may even call them out on this, telling them that their [[BeliefMakesYouStupid belief in X has made them stupid]].

Perhaps the most recognizable use of this trope is the phrase, "Where Is Your God Now?"

So tell me, [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty my little troper]], [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife where are your examples]] now?

...[[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder um, right here]].
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Film]]
* Used by [[spoiler:Lotso]] in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3''. After Buzz and Woody help to [[spoiler: save [[UngratefulBastard Lotso]] from being incinerated, he then returns the favor by not only ''refusing'' to turn off the incinerator, but by then taunting Woody by saying sarcastically, "Where's your kid now, Sheriff?"]]
** Used by [[EnfantTerrible Sid]] in the original film when "playing" with Woody.
* Throughout ''Film/PitchBlack'', devout Muslim Imam insists that God will provide for them. So [[HopeSpot when a sudden rain begins extinguishing the torches]] they've been using to keep the photosensitive [[HordeOfAlienLocusts alien locusts]] at bay, [[AntiHero decidedly nihilistic]] [[SatisfiedStreetRat career criminal]] Riddick mockingly asks him, "Where the hell's your God now?" [[spoiler:This leads to an [[IronicEcho ironic]] {{inversion}} a few scenes later, when Riddick goes scouting ahead, returning with halogen lights and a clear path to a shuttle that can take them off the planet, Imam triumphantly retorts, "'''There''' is my God now, Mr. Riddick."]]
** Although these things are all but impossible to track accurately, some hold this instance as the [[TropeCodifier codifier]] for this phrase's current [[MemeticMutation memetic popularity]].
* Film/ForrestGump - Forrest's shrimping business isn't going so well, not even after intense prayer. Lieutenant Dan proceeds to mock him, at which point Hurricane Camille makes landfall.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Literature/TheBible: When Elijah competes with the priests of Baal over whose god can light their sacrifice, he makes fun of the other priests using lines similar to this trope.
* [[OlderThanTheyThink Possibly the original use of this phrase]]: the audience member at the premiere of the now long-forgotten play [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_(play)#Theme_and_response Douglas]] who liked it so much that he yelled out "Where's your Willie Shakespeare ''noo''?"
* In the third book of ''Literature/TheRubyRedTrilogy'', ''Emerald Green'', Alcott asks Gwen where the Kurucs who are supposed to protect her are now. She realizes that they're probably still [[ItMakesSenseInContext in the basement]] and won't come to her resuce any time soon.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/StephenLynch's song "Craig" (about Jesus' hard-partying JerkJock brother Craig Christ) squeezes this into the last verse:
-->And if the lord will allow
-->You got to ask yourself how
-->And who and why and when and where is your messiah now?
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* On the Internet, this phrase has become [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/where-is-your-god-now a meme]]
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[[folder: Fan Fiction]]
* In the Harry Potter fanfic "Fallen Angel", after Robert has been captured by an (absolutely crazy) woman, she is stupid enough to upset his friend. A definite example of Big Damn Heroes on Katherine's part.
--> '''Muriel:''' Who's going to rescue you now, Mr Avery? Where's the infamous Miss Riddle when you need her?
--> '''Robert:''' Right behind you.
* In ''Fanfic/ThePrayerWarriors'', PercyJackson asks "Where are your false gods now?" to some DirtyCommunists in "Threat of Satanic Commonism," after attacking and killing one of them.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'' [[note]]episode 25, ''The Virtual Employee'' in case you're wondering[[/note]], the group creates a fictional employee by the name of Todd, to keep an empty cubicle, by saying it belonged to Todd. Soon Todd's reputation begins to grow. As the group are enjoy the empty cubicle, the power suddenly goes out as [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Catbert]] appears:
--> '''Catbert:''' I understand you've been praising, Todd.
--> '''Alice:''' You could say that.
--> '''Catbert:''' His personnel folder is curiously empty, no photo, no work history. Hmm, very, very suspicious.
--> '''Wally:''' Uh, Todd, works in mysterious ways.
-->'''Catbert:''' He won't work ''at all'' if his file doesn't turn up soon. You see... I don't believe in, Todd.
--> '''Wally:''' You take that back!
-->'''Catbert:''' There is no, Todd. Todd, only exists, in your minds...
--> '''''Wally tries to attack Catbert, but is taken down by his trolls. '''''
-->'''Catbert:''' Where's your Todd now, hmm? [[EvilLaugh Mauahahaha]]!
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
--> "Where's you Painted Lady now?"

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